Sao Tome and Principe/Angola: Rights to citizenship in Sao Tome and Principe for a child born in Angola of a father who is a citizen of Sao Tome and Principe and a mother who is not
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 February 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZZZ36095.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sao Tome and Principe/Angola: Rights to citizenship in Sao Tome and Principe for a child born in Angola of a father who is a citizen of Sao Tome and Principe and a mother who is not, 1 February 2001, ZZZ36095.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4bed30.html [accessed 23 May 2013]|
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An official at the Embassy of Sao Tome and Principe at the United Nations in New York stated that a child born in Angola of an Angolan mother and a Sao Tome and Principe father can be a citizen of Sao Tome and Principe if his or her parents register him or her at the embassy of Sao Tome and Principe. When registering the child, the parents should present the following documentation: a document issued at the hospital where the child was born to indicate that the birth has been recorded, and documentary proof that the father is a citizen of Sao Tome and Principe. The child will then be issued a document called a "Certificate of Birth." The child retains the right to choose whether or not he or she will remain a citizen of Sao Tome and Principe or become a citizen of Angola at the age of 18. Sao Tome and Principe does not accept dual nationality (26, 31 Jan. 2001).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Embassy of Sao Tome and Principe, United Nations, New York. 31 January 2001. Telephone interview with an official.
_____. 26 January 2001. Correspondence.